VetkinTape Equine Taping Course

VetkinTape offers specialized taping courses for equine professionals. The courses are developed in cooperation with equine practitioners with a veterinary and physiotherapy background, professionals from the Animal Health industry and VetkinTape.

Equine Taping Course & Certification summary

Each course consists of two days (8 hours each), has a mixture of theory and practice and is organized at venues with enough room for practical exercises. During the courses, the instructors will use video’s, pictures and real-life cases. The courses are accredited in several EU-countries by the local animal physiotherapy associations or vet associations. During these courses a manual, rolls of VetkinTape, scissors and other supporting materials are provided.

  • Duration: 2 days, 8 hours per day (plus 2 hours home study)
  • Included:
    • Lunch and drinks (coffee, tea or soda)
    • Official equine therapy certification
    • Educational material
  • Accreditation: 20 points by NVFD
  • Who:
    • Animal physiotherapists
    • Veterinarians
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Course feedback

It where two very interesting and educational course-days. After explaining the concept, functionality and possible applications of kinesiology tape, we practiced taping on eachother, cool! The second (practical tape apply-ing) part of the course contained: the observation of taping, which tapingtechniques to use, techniques for which application and when are the effects noticable.

Linda Limburg – Unitas Osteopathy for Horses

Applying Equine Kinesiology tape

Course program

Program

  • Introduction
  • Theoretical background of the Medical Taping Concept (human & Vet)
  • Various application possibilities:
    • Activating the blood and lymph circulation for swellings and hematoma
    • Influencing the fascia and muscles
    • Treatment of scars
    • Tendon injuries and inflammations
    • (follow-up) Treatment of injuries to the Musculoskeletal System
    • Improvement of the muscle function
    • Supporting the joint function
  • Case histories and applications for horses and humans related to the following effects:
    • Injured muscles – to lifts the skin from the underlying tissues. This has an effect of reducing pain, promoting circulation,
    • assisting in the reduction of any swelling and enhancing the blood flow to the injured muscle
    • Biomechanical dysfunction – to provides support or stability without restricting the range of motion
    • Postural dysfunction – to improves the proprioceptive feedback to the area thereby assisting in the retraining of muscles that maintain correct posture
  • Pratical approach with cases

Program

  • Introduction
  • Theoretical background of the Medical Taping Concept (human & Vet)
  • Various application possibilities:
    • Activating the blood and lymph circulation for swellings and hematoma Influencing the fascia and muscles
    • Treatment of scars
    • Tendon injuries and inflammations
    • (follow-up)Treatment of injuries on the Musculoskeletal System
    • Improvement of the muscle function
    • Supporting the joint function

Course instructors

Our instructors are equine practitioners with a veterinary and physiotherapy background, specializing in orthopaedics and with extensive taping experience.

Course instructor

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Dewi van Mechelen
International Medical Taping instructor, animal physiotherapist, horse chiropraxi.

Since the startup of her own practice in 2004, Dewi treats –in cooperation with different veterinaries- high performance athletic horses (for all kinds of disciplines). The last few years she specialized in research, treatment and rehabilitation of spinal problems. Additionally she treats many horses on prevantitve level. Besides her busy veterinary professional career, she also is a (dutch & international) medical taping instructor and helps & supports upcoming colleagues.

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Equine therapy course: An introduction to equine taping

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September 22nd & 23rd, 2018Madrid, SpainEnglish

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Course summary

  • Duration: 2 days, 8 hours per day (plus 2 hours home study)
  • Timetable: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Included:
    • Lunch and drinks (coffee, tea or soda)
    • Official MTC certificate
    • Educational material
  • Accreditation: 20 points by NVFD
  • Attendees: Minimum of 8 and maximum of 12 attendees
  • Exam: There is no final exam
  • Who:
    • Animal physiotherapists
    • Veterinarians

Attention: We would like to remind you that certain tape applications, provided on our website are not yet fully scientifically proven. Mentioned applications are based on extensive evaluation and case studies with licensed veterinary physiotherapists and/or other veterinary professionals.

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